Posts tagged ‘punch’

More hats from the Flourish Square punch

I’ve created some more “print and punch” designs for the EK Tools Flourish Square Large punch, this time hats with a Father’s Day and Summer Vacation theme. I’ve included a guideline on the portion opposite the hat to help you line up the punch, and you’ll need to finish off each hat with a scissor cut along the dotted line.

Download the PDF here.

June 10, 2012 at 3:00 pm 4 comments

Flourish squares to pirate hats

Here’s another in my series of “print and punch” designs. You will need the EK Tools Flourish Square Large punch for this. There’s actually a little more than print and punch to this one so I’ve included some extra pictures with steps below.

Download the PDF here.

Print out at 100% size and separate into strips. Center image carefully inside punch shape and punch.

Fold resulting punchout over along the diagonal and cut along the dotted line.

Each punchout yields 2 single-sided hats or 1 double-sided hat. Alternately, glue 2 hats back to back around a toothpick to make a cupcake stake.

June 5, 2012 at 11:53 am 13 comments

More print and punch freebies

I have a new sheet of printables for you today. Like the previous sets, these are custom digistamps presized to fit a popular punch. This set goes with the EK Tools Flourish Square Large punch (pictured below). I’d love to see any cards or other projects you make with these!

Click here to download the PDF

Update: Lindsay over at Frugal Crafter shows a great technique for using this punch for borders. If you have this punch you’ll want to check out her video.

May 7, 2012 at 4:18 pm 24 comments

Mothers Day digis to punch

My first set of digis to match the EK Tools “Real Estate Sign” Punch was so popular that I decided to share some more. Most are for Mothers Day but a few different takes for Fathers Day, too. I’d love to link to a card you make with one of these, so let me hear from you if you are able to use these.

Download the PDF note: this is an update. Be sure you have “ekresmday2.pdf”

Confused about how these work and/or want the first set, too? See this previous post.
Want a cut file to shadow this punch shape (not shown)? See this previous post.

April 18, 2012 at 8:11 am 21 comments

My first challenge card

I’ve been making an effort to make more cards (as in greater than zero) but it hasn’t been going real well. I decided I’d try a challenge. That was months ago, and I finally found a challenge I thought I could handle. So here it is, my entry for the CAS-ual Fridays CSC48 Opposites Attract Challenge. I chose purple and yellow for the color pair (it had to be opposite on the color wheel). This card also features a great new (to me, anyway) Darice embossing folder, my digistamp created for the EK Tools Real Estate Sign Punch (click here for details and to download), and a die cut to make a mat (shadow in diecutting parlance) for the punch shape. I am making the shadow shape available for download in SVG and .studio formats which you might find handy if you have this punch and a digital diecutter. If CAS-ual Friday has brought you to my blog for the first time, welcome! I hope you’ll poke around and enjoy my somewhat different angle on crafting and perhaps come away with a unique tip or technique you can put to good use.

April 15, 2012 at 9:25 pm 27 comments

Where are the digistamps to match punches?

The big name stamping catalogs have all these great rubber and/or acrylic stamps to match punches and vice versa, but what about all those other punches and nesting dies we already have? Surely some artistic folks have put together digistamps to go with those. I mean, with these old school tools you avoid all the print and cut issues inherent with the newer technologies. Just line ’em up and punch ’em out. It could hardly be easier. So digital images and templates to match popular punches must be plentiful, right? Umm, no. In fact, I couldn’t find any. Instead I found all kinds of complicated instructions about how to measure and make your own MSWord etc. docs for sentiments. This seems woefully inefficient to my engineer brain, so today I am doing something about it and sharing the files I use with one of my favorite punches, the “Real Estate Sign” from EK Tools. If you own this punch, please download and enjoy this file and let me see what you do with it. If you have punch-coordinating files of your own, I hope you’ll post them and let me know so I can link you up here. And if you are a punch or die manufacturer, you can thank me later.

download the PDF here

Update: I did find one other PDF printable to match this punch here.

My tutorial on how to make these is here.

March 8, 2012 at 8:01 pm 64 comments

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